New coal power stations threat to EUs emissions target

Burning Europes lignite reserves would wipe out carbon budget from 2020 until the end of the century, says Greenpeace

New coal power stations designed to burn Europes massive deposits of lignite pose a serious threat to the continents decarbonisation efforts, according to figures released on Wednesday.

Analysts from Greenpeaces Energydesk compiled data from the German government that shows burning Europes reserves of lignite would wipe out the EUs entire carbon budget from 2020 until the end of the century.

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